"This book is offered in the hope that it will do something to prevent the withdrawal of our community from the field of cybernetics, and that, on the contrary, it will encourage people to enter research in what, from a philosophical, biological or engineering standpoint, is one of the most exciting intellectual disciplines of our time." [Introduction]
Includes bibliographical references (page 125)
I. The origins of cybernetics -- II. The language and methods of cybernetics -- III. How to make a machine which can count -- IV. The natural world and its description in cybernetics -- V. The behaviour of living organisms -- VI. Man and machines: the implications of cybernetics -- VII. "The human use of human beings."